Tags, terms, additional information

Knowledge of the attributes of modern products is absolutely necessary for good advice. Unfortunately, new technology always brings with it a host of new or previously unheard terms.  Confusion is often pre-programmed. To remedy this, we have prepared a small guide containing the most important terms for understanding and using our products. With this, you should be able to advise your customers even better.


Ignition and start switch

Ignition and start switches are start switches in which after the normal ON position, by continuing to rotate it further, another position, e.g. for actuating the starter motor, can be activated. This additional position does not lock into place, so that the ignition …

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Ignition, heat and start key switch

Ignition, heat and start switches no longer play a major role in modern vehicles, but are still in demand as spare parts for older vehicles. In these switches, a further circuit PREHEAT is inserted between the ON and START positions. In diesel vehicles, this is used to preheat the …

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Incadescent lamp

Incandescent lamps are illuminants that are often colloquially called light bulbs. They consist of a filament, which sits in a glass bulb to shield it from the outside environment, and a socket, which is the electrical connection.

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Indications on lights

Components that have passed tests according to legal requirements and are to be used in road-legal vehicles must visibly display various indications. These include, for example, the ECE test mark or the European Union test mark. In addition, headlights, tails lights and turn signals must display further information …

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IP – ingress protection

Many applications place increased demands on electrical and electronic devices the moment they are to be used under more difficult ambient conditions. For this reason, many components are more or less well protected against dust and/or water. To be able to detect the type and the degree of protection at a glance, the so-called IP protection classes …

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